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Topic # 198576 14-Jul-2016 14:39
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Noticed that when I go to record  Sky programs from Mysky to my DVD player  there's a block message come up .

 

I know they blocked the movie , SoHo channels a while back but it seems to be extended to all the others,  History ,BBC knowledge and the like in the last couple of days .

 

So how are others going ,are you getting blocked accesses  ? or maybe its  my DVD player playing up and it might need a restore .

 

 

 

Thanks 


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  Reply # 1592653 14-Jul-2016 16:12
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We just got our new Sky Basic Box about 3 weeks ago and I tried some test recordings the other day as my Son said his new identical box wouldn't let him record due to blocking messages. We both have exactly same setup (Sky Box, Sony Amp, Panasonic Recorder) and use composite A/V leads between the Sky Box and Panasonic Recorder. I had no trouble recording any channels I (and he) usually watch, i.e. Living, Discovery, History, BBC Knowledge etc while he was not able to record any of them.  He is investigating his setup on the weekend.


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  Reply # 1592743 14-Jul-2016 19:38
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Mine records fine, but the Sky box applies CPRM to the output which basically means that the DVD recorder prevents you then moving it to disc (unless you use DVD RAM, of which I have one, and now seem to be as scarce as hens teeth to buy).

 

As an experiment I grabbed a Xdimax Grex that I had lying around from when I digitised all my VHS movies a while ago, and connected it between the Sky box and DVD recorder. That dealt to the problem, but seems to soften the picture quite a bit. I believe you can still buy the Grex units if you want one.

 

Long run solution, if you want one, is probably like an HTPC with a capture device that ignores the copy protection. I have all the parts to do that myself but, quite frankly, I am personally more likely to cancel Sky soon than go to the trouble of rigging all that up now.




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  Reply # 1592896 15-Jul-2016 08:32
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JimmyH:

 

Mine records fine, but the Sky box applies CPRM to the output which basically means that the DVD recorder prevents you then moving it to disc (unless you use DVD RAM, of which I have one, and now seem to be as scarce as hens teeth to buy).

 

As an experiment I grabbed a Xdimax Grex that I had lying around from when I digitised all my VHS movies a while ago, and connected it between the Sky box and DVD recorder. That dealt to the problem, but seems to soften the picture quite a bit. I believe you can still buy the Grex units if you want one.

 

Long run solution, if you want one, is probably like an HTPC with a capture device that ignores the copy protection. I have all the parts to do that myself but, quite frankly, I am personally more likely to cancel Sky soon than go to the trouble of rigging all that up now.

 

 

 

 

Thanks Jimmy , so yours is up and running , I will check out my DVD player(Sony) , its about as old as me, but incredibly reliable.

 

I don't think I will go down the path of ignoring the copy right protection , but thanks for the advice .

 

So tomorrow , I will see if I can get it up and running .  




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  Reply # 1592901 15-Jul-2016 08:39
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B1GGLZ:

 

We just got our new Sky Basic Box about 3 weeks ago and I tried some test recordings the other day as my Son said his new identical box wouldn't let him record due to blocking messages. We both have exactly same setup (Sky Box, Sony Amp, Panasonic Recorder) and use composite A/V leads between the Sky Box and Panasonic Recorder. I had no trouble recording any channels I (and he) usually watch, i.e. Living, Discovery, History, BBC Knowledge etc while he was not able to record any of them.  He is investigating his setup on the weekend.

 

 

 

 

Thanks BIGGLZ , I would appreciate if you could post your sons outcome .

 

Are your sons Panasonic Recorder and yours  the same model , some have blocks in them and some don't .

 

 




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  Reply # 1593853 17-Jul-2016 12:29
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Well I got my DVD  player up and recording . Going through the settings I found that the timer was one hour out , so I can only assume,  that the timer on the DVD recorder must be the same as the skybox so a recording can take place .


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